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Nura-hankering to get back to the Middle East

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in response to reader comment: Yea let's nuke them for the love of Freedom!

Submitted by Claire (United States), Jun 27, 2008 at 18:52

Nura,

I'm surprised you stay in the U.S. Why don't you go to an Islamic country that's not involved in the U.S. action? There are plenty of them. It must be painful to be here for you.

"HOW CAN YOU FREE A PEOPLE BY MURDERING THEM!!!"

Let's not twist it. Bush believed bad intelligence, and Saddam was, in fact, an evil genocidal tyrant. While I personally wouldn't have attacked Iraq, I'm not queen. Saddam's sons were raping women, they were torturing athletes that didn't win, and they were playing a game of cat and mouse with the West. Saddam had a history of attacking innocent people. So, when Bush thought the intelligence suggested it was time to act, he did.

I think Bush was naive to think that the people would simply choose a new, less blood-thirsty leader and go on with life, but that's what he actually believed. Realize that we have Christian fundamentalists in the U.S. who are similar in many ways to the Islamic fundamentalists. They push for theocracy, try to have their religious beliefs codified into law, etc. Bush needed those people's votes to get elected, so he pandered to them. In fact, even Muslims voted for Bush--I saw an article where Muslims claimed to have come out in large numbers in support of Bush, especially in Texas and Florida. So it's not all on "Americans" that he came to power. It was a very clever political machine that put him in power.

We don't know what would have happened if Bush had not attacked Iraq, I was personally against it. Just about everyone I know was personally against it. I'm sure most Iraqis were against Saddams' sons raping women and torturing athletes, too.

The ordinary citizens always get hurt when their leaders act up. That's why the game of chess has the pieces it does. The power elite always use the lives of ordinary people to accomplish their political goals.

But please, be my guest, and quickly head to an Islamic country of your choice don't you don't have to suffer here. I personally love the U.S., and while I'm not always happy with the political leaders, I can vote them out every four years, and if that is unsuccessful, they have to leave after 8 years, no matter what. So we always get rid of the bad apples.

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